With driving guitar melodies, touches of Americana, and flashes of power pop, The Paper Sound have cultivated a sound that is uniquely their own….and it’s lighting up Detroit. CBS 62 has an exclusive first-listen to a new track!
Forty musicians, broken into ten groups…tasked with writing ten original songs…in three months. Crazy? Maybe a little. Awesome? YES. CBS 62 had the chance to catch up with Derek John – a local gallery owner, familiar face in the Detroit music scene, and oh yeah…the mastermind behind DETROIT the Album. Check it out!
This will be my second year participating in DETROIT by DETROIT, and I couldn’t be happier. Last year, I teamed up with my good friend Omar Aragones to cover Mayer Hawthorne. Omar and I decided to do something a bit different this year; we plan on covering Detroit artist Sixto Rodriguez.
Not only does the film center on Detroit local artist John Panich, but the film will also feature Joe Average from Of Mice And Musicians and Jimmy Doom of Almighty Lumberjacks Of Death. Plus, keep your eyes (and ears) peeled for choreographed dances from Tunde Olaniran and guitar from Dave Taylor of The Amino Acids. It’s a project that is filled to the brim with local Detroit talent.
‘Tis the season for film! With all those fancy Hollywood film celebrations happening, we thought we could shine a light on what’s going on in our community… so film fans, rejoice! CBS 62 is here for you, once again.
Lately, “The Z” has captured all the buzz – a massive, ten-story, “Z”-shaped parking structure, retail center, and art gallery which recently opened its doors to the public last week. Personally, I believe the most impressive features of this structure are the paint-covered interior walls, showcasing the work of twenty-seven international artists who worked day and night to make this vision a reality. A team of local filmmakers – including Sean “Seabright” Jackson, Jon Braue, and Joe Talbot – had the opportunity to capture an amazing series of moments.
This weekend, Detroit will be receiving some national attention in yet another marquee event. When you’re watching The Grammy Awards, Sunday night on CBS 62, pay close attention to the commercials. Red Bull will be running a commercial – on a national level – showcasing their “Red Bull House Of Art,” located right here in the heart of Detroit.
Imagine Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin’,” Lil Jon’s “Get Low,” and “Root Down” by the Beastie Boys…played in the style of folk music. Awesome, right?
The future of Detroit is looking super bright…literally. Have you seen the colorful lights up and down Woodward Avenue? The holiday spirit is in the air!
CBS 62 had the chance to catch up with Jessica Golden – she’s the producer on the film Los Wild Ones – to hear about the festival, the multi-award winner and nominated documentary film, and why Detroit is important to her. Los Wild Ones premiered earlier this year at the 2013 Documentary Competition at South by Southwest. The film makes its premiere in Detroit with the Uptown Film Festival.